This is a news release from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department published verbatim.
Last night, participants in the Citizens Fire and Rescue Academy (CFRA) learned a lot about their Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s (FCFRD) Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
After a brief overview of the EMS Training section, CFRA participants were divided into smaller groups and rotated around to several practical stations. FCFRD firefighters/paramedics were at each station to explain, and demonstrate, various EMS tools and techniques. The CFRA participants were then allowed to try some of the tools and techniques using realistic props. The class learned how to start IV’s, insert an airway, and hook up an EKG monitor to a patient.
Next week the class gets to experience fighting a fire!